Conserving Ecologically Valuable Land Grants
Merck Family FundSuggest an update
Next deadline: Jul 31, 2020 2:00pm PDT (Full proposal)
Later deadlines: Jan 10, 2021 2:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry), Jan 31, 2021 2:00pm PST (Full proposal), Jul 10, 2021 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)
Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $40,000
Fields of work: Land/Habitat Conservation Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology Farmland Preservation
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: Preferred: Georgia (US state), Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Other eligible locations: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Show all
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save
About this funder:
The Merck Family Fund was established in 1954 by George W. Merck, President of Merck & Co., Inc. He created the fund for two principal reasons: to do good with the resources acquired through the company’s success, and to create an opportunity to regularly bring family members together.
Restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come.
Strengthen the social fabric and the physical landscape of the urban community.
Program: Conserving Ecologically Valuable Land
Urban sprawl, resource extraction, and poorly enforced environmental regulations place enormous pressures on natural resources. A healthy world needs a combination of outright protections, sustainable use policies to ensure clean air, clean water, and healthy land.
Specifically, the Fund welcomes proposals that:
Advocate for and secure public financial resources and commitments to land protection.
Demonstrate community engagement and certified sustainable management of land particularly concerning forestry and farming.
Provide leadership to existing and emerging coalitions that build a multi-stakeholder voice.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- The Merck Family Fund contributes to tax-exempt organizations in the United States.
- The geographic focus of this area will be the southeastern United States.
- Priority is given to the Southern Appalachians and the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
It does not support individuals, for-profit organizations, or candidates for political office.
The Fund does not generally support:
academic research or books
annual fund-raising campaigns
purchase of equipment
the acquisition of land
- video projects
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